California Labor Federation endorses Josh Newman

In the latest indication of his overwhelming support from working people, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate District 29 announced that he garnered the endorsement of the California Labor Federation. The CA Labor Federation represents over 1,200 local unions and over 2 million union members.

In a statement released with the announced endorsement, CA Labor Federation Political Director Bryan Blum commented:

“The California Labor Federation is proud to again endorse Josh Newman for State Senate, because we know that he will fight for working men and women in Sacramento. Josh is a smart, indefatigable, and determined leader who represents the common sense approach we need to advance economic development, job creation and creative solutions that help give working families a pathway to the middle class. We look forward to helping Josh return to the Senate and working with him to expand middle-class, union jobs for all throughout California.”

Newman also released the following statement reflecting on the significant endorsement.

“I’m deeply grateful for the confidence placed in me by the membership of the California Labor Federation. This endorsement is immensely encouraging to me. I’m taking nothing for granted in this race as I crisscross the 29th District and meet with grassroots activists, working men and women, and local leaders in all corners and every city, and talk directly about the issues that matter most to people. I look forward to working closely with all of them as we continue to grow our coalition of support in the months ahead.”

Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, father, husband, and former State Senator for the 29th Senate District of California. As an officer in the United States Army, Newman’s active duty military service included assignments with a nuclear weapons detachment in South Korea and with a conventional artillery battalion in the 25th Infantry Division. After a successful post-service professional career in the Internet and mobile technology sectors, Newman founded and served as Executive Director of ArmedForce2Workforce, an initiative founded in 2012 to assist young veterans in the Orange County/Greater Los Angeles area in the pursuit of rewarding, career-oriented post-service employment.

Continuing to give back to his community, in 2016 Newman ran a “bottom-up” campaign against the political establishment — and was elected to the California Senate. In the State Senate, Newman chaired the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He also sat on the Business & Professions, Health, Insurance & Banking, and Human Services committees.

In Sacramento as well as while back home in the 29th Senate District, Newman was active and accessible, tirelessly serving the 16 cities of the 29th Senate District, continuously putting public service over politics, irrespective of the consequences. Throughout his tenure in the State Senate, Newman focused on finding common sense, pragmatic solutions that help improve the quality of life for California families. His legislation championed veteran services, mental health resources, public education, job creation, environmental protection, equal rights, transportation improvements, and fiscal responsibility.

He and his wife, Darcy Lewis, reside in Fullerton with their daughter and four rescue Chihuahuas.

This article was released by Josh Newman for Senate 2020.


  1. Josh Newman is a tax & spend liberal who only cares about union workers. Not the rest of us hard working schlubs. Josh gets all his campaign money from the unions so that his is numero uno priority. Unions, illegals, criminals & the homeless drug addicts. The rest of us taxpayers are way down on his list. The short time he was in office before being recalled in shame he showed his true colors by voting for every tax increase that came along. Just say NO to Josh .

  2. In the latest indication of his overwhelming support from UNIONS that often work against the public good, RECALLED State Senator Josh Newman’s campaign for State Senate District 29 announced that he garnered the endorsement of ANOTHER union!

    Unlike public unions that thanks to the Supreme Court ruling allows members to opt out, private unions force people who want to work in certain industries to pay dues. And what are some of those dues used for? To elect Radical Democrats like Josh Newman who then turn around and raise our taxes.

    We RECALLED JOSH NEWMAN because he raised our gas taxes! Why would we want to bring him back?

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